Seymour program looking for swimmers


Seymour Swimming is conducting signups from 5 to 6 p.m. today and Thursday at the Seymour High School pool.

Since Seymour Swimming is a nonprofit organization and is funded only partially by the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department, there is a fee structure based on ability level. The fee for minnows, the beginning level, is $190 for the winter season plus a USA Swimming membership fee of $60.

The $250 fee is due at the time of sign-ups. A copy of the swimmer’s birth certificate must be brought to the sign-ups to verify age. It will not be returned. Swimmers also need to wear a swimsuit and bring a towel for ability-level testing.

Seymour Swimming is divided into three ability levels — minnows, dolphins and sharks. Most swimmers start with minnows. To be in this group, you need to know the basics of freestyle and backstroke, be able to stand up in 3 1/2 feet of water and not be afraid to put your face in the water. Minnows will be taught the correct technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. This group practices from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The winter season ends in the middle of February.

If you can’t start immediately because of a conflict, starting dates can be worked out with the coaches. You can sign up now and start later.

Dave Boggs is the head coach of Seymour Swimming, and he is assisted by Robb Reynolds.

For more information, call Boggs at 812-528-2413.

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